Category Archives: James Cook

First day on the job

Yesterday I started my first shift of my internship. I’m now occupying a position in the capacity of the Emergency Department of the Townsville Hospital. My shift starts every Monday at 8.00 and will finish at 4.00 pm. My colleague Mary is … Continue reading

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Queensland and it’s nature.

James Cook University is thé university for the tropics. The most students here study marine biology or something else relating to biology and/or the sea. It’s the strongest field of JCU. You can find this in everything. The advertisement is … Continue reading

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Annoying things in Townsville: Top 5

5. Dogs. Everyone in the neighborhood where I live have dogs. Everyone! And they are always barking early mornings. Always! 4. The food prices. Australia is an expensive country. 3. The weather. Right now it is probably around 26-27 degrees … Continue reading

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Sex and the City: the road through Pandora

Only a week after Easter break, we had another week off. In our lecture break Stefania (Border crossings colleague from Italia), another friend and I were heading to Melbourne. Research has conclude that Melbourne is the city where the most … Continue reading

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Easter in the tropics

Cairns Easter break arrived last week, and with it also my first trip with destination Cairns. My adventure began with a delay of an hour at the Greyhound bus stop. At 2 a.m. our bus finally came, and my friends … Continue reading

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“I’m George, the Bikeman”

Have I already mentioned, that Townsville is like a village? A giant village. And everybody who have lived in that kind of place knows very well, how the transportation there looks like. If the village is small – the easiest … Continue reading

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Old you on study abroad aaand it’s gone

“When you get back after such an amazing experience, you’ll be an entirely different person!” Study abroad is supposed to be a very enriching experience. The quote, not unknown to international students, shows how other people see it. Studying abroad … Continue reading

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Road trip

I have finally done my first road trip here in Australia. I rented a car and set out north two days ago with three friends, an American, a Canadian and a Norwegian guy. We loaded up the car with all … Continue reading

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Adapted?

I have been in Townsville for some time now and I believe that you could say that I have adapted to the lifestyle here. Laidbackneverstressednoworries-type of style that is. I also feel like I have gotten used to the weather, … Continue reading

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The Australian Dream

One of the biggest changes of studying abroad in the 70’s and nowadays is the ways of communication with the home front. Back then it was by letters while now the internet gives you multiple ways of connecting with family … Continue reading

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